Low-cost processor suitable for basic tasks such as internet, music, movies.
Processor not suitable for multitasking, and computation intensive tasks such as advanced photo and video editing, etc.
Large amount of memory sufficient for memory intensive applications
Uses conventional harddrive. Higher power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
Battery life is unknown.
15.4" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
Weight of 1.5 lbs is lighter than average for this screen size
Good full HD display with resolution of 2880 x 1800
No built-in CD/DVD drive; Reduces weight but watching movies or installing software from CD/DVD will require separate purchase of optical drive
No integrated webcam; will need separate webcam purchase for video chat (or camera information unavailable)
2.3 GHz Intel
8 GB RAM
1.5 lbs; 15.4" display; 2880 x 1800 resolution
256 GB hard drive
2880 x 1800
1.5 lbs overall weight
No CD or DVD drive
My friend's friend spilled coca-cola on a 15" retina and the battery did not make it. The Apple store wanted $1,200 to replace/refurbish the unit, which was not a realistic option.IMPORTANT NOTE: Make... Shipped fast and packaging was good. Battery was only rated at 97% when installed, not sure if that is normal. The fit was good and everything seems to be working fine. Think before you decide to t... Arrived dead, lower rating pasted on sticker than on advertisement.... Read full